Chicago-based United Airlines has announced it flew a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with all-female crew to the EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the company said.
The action symbolizes the airline´s commitment to supporting women in aviation. Joining the pilots and flight attendants onboard this historic flight were nearly 100 other women representing a variety of United´s workgroups such as airport operations, inflight services, flight operations, technical operations, network operations and more.
The initiative demonstrates United´s longstanding commitment to supporting women in aviation such as employing the most female pilots of any major airline and as the first and only commercial airline to sponsor an all-female technicians team in the international aerospace skills competition. In 2018, United held Girls in Aviation Day events in a record number of 12 locations around the world, and has plans to add even more locations this coming fall.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,900 flights a day to 356 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers.